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Our customers’ top tips for visiting Canada

posted June 29, 2016


At Canadian Affair, we know an awful lot about Canada. But even so, we’re constantly on the hunt for hints, tips and ideas for new amazing ways to enjoy this beautiful country. This time we’ve turned to YOU. Our visitors to Canada have clubbed together to share their advice on Facebook about the places they love the most, and have come up with some cracking tips. So read on for the best insider information – and see if your comments made the list!

Whistler

“Learnt to ski there at age 70. Try the run called “It Happens”. Yes, I know what it really means.”

– Derek

whistler, BC

 

Andrea: “Summer – get out on a bike and explore the area, there’s so much more to Whistler than what you see in the winter.
Winter – when the weather in the village isn’t great, it can be amazing once you’re through the clouds on the mountain.
The majority of restaurants take reservations so it’s worth booking a table in advance, especially during peak season.”

Phil: “Definitely go on the gondolas up and then across the mountains great views and experience.”

 

“We went quad biking up in the mountains fantastic in the morning. Then did the Peak to Peak in the afternoon where we saw a bear with two young cubs on the way up to the Peak to Peak. A holiday of a lifetime.”

– Julie

black bears in Whistler

 

Vancouver

Paul: “Museum of anthropology, the viewing tower, Eric’s tours from Hi-Vancouver downtown hostel. Grouse mountain to the Bears.”

Keith: “Try and stay a night in Bee and Thistle guest house and take one of the small sea planes to Victoria and visit the Buchart gardens. Owners of Bee and Thistle are extremely helpful and the Buchart gardens are amazing.”

Karin: “Canada Place and Gastown ???”

 

“Seaplane around Vancouver, it takes off from Canada Place, fantastic views!!”

– Marie

Floatplane over Vancouver

 

Jill: “Granville island brilliant for shopping.”

Ade: “Granville island. Love walking around there.”

Jennifer: “Shabusen…. best food and the restaurant I miss the most since moving away.”

 

“Buy a Compass Card for easy travel around by bus, Skytrain, Seabus. Get up early in the morning. Attend a sports event at BC Place or Rogers Arena. Concerts at the Orpheum. Canada Line and bus to Crescent Beach. Ask me for another 100 good things to do there. Oh, and do the Alaska cruise.”

– Michael

Vancouver Skyline with Cruise Ships

 

Phil: “A walk round the quayside to Stanley Park stopping of refreshments on the way then round the small lake on the way back. Would recommend shopping in the many streets within the city.”

Hannah: Pick up one of the free maps and walk about as much as you can, you see so much more than the usual tourist sights. Maybe hire a bike to help get around Stanley Park if time is limited. Make sure you get to at least one area of waterfront. So much to see, do, eat. One of the nicest, cleanest cities I’ve been to and friendly, helpful people.”

 

“See as much as you can! It’s a magical city! Canada Place, Gastown, Vancouver Lookout, harbour air tour, Granville Island. Amazing.”

– Josephine

Vancouver blossoms

 

Sian: “English Bay, False Creek , Stanley Park all great places to relax on a bike ride around the city. Can’t wait for our 8th visit in 9 weeks time. Thank you Canadian Affair.”

Keith: “Hire bikes and tour around Stanley Park. Great skyline view of Vancouver.”

Tina: “Once you visit for the first time you will not want to leave. You will want to go back time and time again.”

 

“Enjoy it! Enjoy the food, enjoy the views, enjoy the people. Then return to enjoy it some more.”

– Angela

Granville island foodie tours

 

Jeanette: “Just enjoy everything and you must go to Stanley Park.”

Joanne: “Taking a bike ride around Stanley Park. I love Vancouver as it has such an amazing setting, so beautiful. :)”

Phyllis: “Stay as long as you possibly can.”

 

“Plan to be there for at least two weeks and prepare to fall in love with it ?”

– Jill

VANCOUVER SEAWALL

 

Toronto

Martin: “Shopping… cafes , bars and restaurants up there with the best in the world. Yorkville and bloor are very nice but expensive. But I feel that the great thing about downtown Toronto is that there is something for everyone to enjoy . Here is a few things to do. I hope anyone who is going has a great time . I really can’t wait to get back out.” Also shared – https://www.timeout.com/…/best-things-to-do-in-Toronto

 

“Toronto Islands! Beautiful nature and great for walking, only a few minutes’ ferry ride from downtown. Was great even in April, when it was still cold ❤”

– Elaine

Toronto Islands

 

Irene: “Dont be afraid to ask for help, the Canadians are so friendly and helpful, public transport and comfortable shoes.”

Robert: “Visit the CN tower and the Blue Jays stadium, Chinatown, could keep on and on…”

Kevin: “Go for a ride on one of the tourist buses, you get a good sense of where things are in the city and they’re cheap.”
Ellen: “Open top hop on hop off bus.”

 

“Boat trip around the harbour. Especially at night seeing the skyline all lit up. Incredible.”

– Andy

Toronto Skyline at night

 

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